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Pac hints at holding stakeholders’ meeting

Gilford Matonga

KAZAKO—We need to stand and pull on
one side

The Public Affairs Committee (Pac) says it has resolved to hold a stakeholders meeting by June this year to brainstorm on solutions to problems facing the country.

Pac spokesperson Bishop Gilford Matonga said they also want to engage President Lazarus Chakwera on national affairs.

Mid last year, the quasi-religious body dated the Head of State to discuss “issues of national importance”.

“We would want to hold the stakeholders meeting by June and we hope we will be able to secure funds for the meeting. Otherwise, all activities that failed last year have been carried over to this year, including [plans of having a] meeting with the President,” Matonga said.

The bishop said Pac will continue promoting contact and dialogue, adding that fighting cannot bring solutions to the table.

Recently, Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian urged the government and opposition parties to join hands in addressing problems besetting the country instead of attacking each other.

Synod general secretary Reverend William Tembo said challenges Malawians are facing require concerted efforts to solve.

Meanwhile, government spokesperson Gospel Kazako has said the Tonse Alliance administration welcomes engagement in its quest to improve people’s living standards.

“The economic and social reconstruction of this country requires attitude and approach like the one Pac is advancing. We are all responsible. We need to stand and pull on one side. We shall prevail. We shall achieve a new and better Malawi, “ Kazako said.

In his New Year address, Chakwera conceded that 2022 was a difficult year for global economics with a sharp rise in the cost of living triggered by disruptions in the supply chain and high inflation on imported commodities.

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